Friday, July 30, 2010

Media Manipulation

Its important to to remember that the media, in its Corporate form, is a profit driven business. They create profit by creating interest. Interest is created by controversy, real or manufactured. Non-traditional media like blogs or state-owned media are there pretty much to promote a certain viewpoint. Please be intelligent and read between the lines, get your news from more than one source, maintain a sense of scepticism, demand proof, and use common sense.

Rant ended.
Carry on.

1 comment:

  1. seriously! This stuff is as dangerous as nukes if many people don't use critical thought. The best quality control is multiple sources and critical thought. I usually don't have time to be thorough, but a good quick gauge to the quality of an information source is their certainty. The more certain they are, the more probable it is that they don't understand what they are talking about.